No new lead in BARC scientist's murder case

No new lead in BARC scientist's murder case

“Investigations are on. We are still to get a breakthrough (in the murder case),” said K V Kale, investigating officer at the Gamdevi police station.

Mahadevan Padmanabhan Iyer, a mechanical engineer working in the BARC’s reactor group, was found murdered in his first floor apartment in the BARC quarters near Breach Candy Hospital in south Mumbai on the night of February 22.

The police suspect the scientist could be a gay and could have been a victim of a strained affair. The next day of the murder, Joint Police Commissioner Himanshu Roy had claimed they had clues and would crack the case soon.

Iyer, a bachelor from Tamil Nadu, was found lying on his bed with a rope tied around his neck and bore injury marks. He was also hit on his head with a blunt object. Since there were no signs of struggle, nothing was stolen from the house and the door was locked from outside, the police suspected that the assailant was known to the deceased.

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